The Guardian Central Fire Pistol


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GreyHawk
April 15, 2011, 01:48 AM
Does anyone know anything about this gun?

It's got The Guardian Central Fire American Model CF 1884 stamped on the cylinder of the revolver. I'm having trouble finding anything on it. It's a chambered for .32

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SDC
April 15, 2011, 08:18 AM
This is almost certainly a Belgian early cartridge revolver, using a Lefaucheux-style frame, and probably built by Charles Clement, going by the grip logo; you should be able to see Belgian proofs somewhere on the frame, and on the rear of the cylinder. In any event, it's not the sort of thing that would be safe to fire today, even if you could find the proper ammo for it.

Dr.Rob
April 15, 2011, 06:08 PM
Very likely that's proofed for black powder and I'd put it in the 'don't shoot it' category.

GreyHawk
April 16, 2011, 03:36 PM
Where would be a good place to sell or does anyone know someone interested in purchasing?

GreyHawk
April 16, 2011, 03:37 PM
It's in very good shape for one that old.

Dr.Rob
April 16, 2011, 07:04 PM
There are a number of online appraisers that will do a valuation for $10 or so. Take a look at http://www.simpsonltd.com/ for similar items.

PIONEER123
April 21, 2011, 05:51 PM
Did you ever find out the value of this pistol?

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